Fire Between Whittle Ave and Corona Ave

MEDFORD, Ore. — Initial reports from Medford Police say heavy machinery may have been the cause of a grass fire between Whittle Avenue and Corona Avenue that was knocked down in less than an hour. The fire began near Best Buy just after 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. Police say the fire was threatening several homes and … Continue reading »

Tree and Grass Fire in West Medford

MEDFORD, Ore — A fire on Tuesday afternoon at an boarded up home in West Medford had both fire crews and police racing to the house. Since the fire happened at an abandoned house, police officials has early suspicions it could be related to the string of arson fires in Medford. After further investigation, while … Continue reading »

Fire Near Greenway Likely Human-Caused

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews said the large grass fire behind the Crater Lake Ford dealership Thursday was likely-human caused, but there’s not enough evidence to point to a specific origin. That fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a field between Biddle Road and Interstate 5 along the Bear Creek Greenway. Fire investigators said there … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Starts in Transient Camp

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fire at a homeless camp spread to a nearby field Friday morning and sent up a black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. The fire was in a field between Bullock Road and the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford. Crews from Medford Fire and the Oregon Department of … Continue reading »

Kids Playing With Matches Start Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire crews knocked down a small grass fire near Howard Elementary on Saturday afternoon. Officials say children playing with matches started the fire, which burned about a quarter of an acre. They say it could have threatened structures if it had continued to grow. Authorities say incidents such as these serve … Continue reading »

Warehouse a Total Loss After Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. – An early-morning fire ripped through a warehouse in Medford Wednesday, destroying the entire building. The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. at the building at 220 North Fir Street. Fire crews responded to the scene but were unable to save the building. No neighboring buildings suffered significant damage. The building was … Continue reading »

Students Present Fire Station Designs

MEDFORD, Ore.– Students from the University of Oregon are giving Medford fire departments some new ideas for the design of their fire stations. Every year architect students are paired up with an Oregon city as part of the Sustainable City Year Program. They are then given real world projects to work on. The program’s director, … Continue reading »

Fire Investigation Begins at Restaurant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford-Fire investigators began searching for clues to find out how a fire started at Marie Callender’s restaurant. But before they could begin, investigators had to wait for crews to knock down some of the leaning walls and remove debris for safety reasons. As they look through the debris, pictures taken by a witness … Continue reading »

Pipe Bursts at Retirement Community

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire fighters headed to a Medford retirement community Monday evening after the main water pipe at the Veranda Park Retirement Community burst, flooding the first floor. Officials said a significant amount of water came out before crews could shut it off. The burst happened in the ceiling of the living room and … Continue reading »

Medford Fire Adapts to the Cold

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire departments are fighting the cold in order to prevent response time from suffering. Medford Fire Battalion Chief Brian Fish says they’re having trouble quickly responding to many of the accidents and medical calls in the area. The department placed chains on a number of their engines and assigned two extra brush … Continue reading »

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